This summer Cave Spring UMC will be welcoming and hosting a Calling 21 intern.
Calling 21 is an internship program through a ministry partnership between the Virginia Conference Center for Clergy Excellence, the Cabinet, and Shenandoah University.
The goal of this program is to help students who feel they have been called to ministry explore the various roles and positions of ministry. Students in the program spend a summer immersed in the life of a church that is not their own, discern their calling, and experience first hand the diversity that thrives within the churches in Virginia.
Beginning on June 6, CSUMC will be hosting our own Calling 21 intern, Justin Robins. Originally from Mechanicsville, Virginia, Justin claims to have been called to ministry at a very young age. At age 14 he was designated a member at-large at the Virginia annual conference, and at 19 was awarded the Harry Denman evangelism award. Justin’s ministry work includes serving as a Chaplain to hundreds of Boy Scouts, as well as serving as an intern with his college chaplain at Virginia Wesleyan University as a Boyd Fellow.
Justin is a sophomore at Virginia Wesleyan University majoring in business. After graduation, Justin hopes to use his skills and degree to work within the United Methodist Church. His dream is to attend Duke Divinity School, become ordained, and then become a pastor within the Virginia United Methodist Church.
Please help us officially welcome Justin during worship on Sunday, June 9.